Report on 2CC new this morning was that the ACT Government’s failed same sex marriage legislation, which was, predictably, overturned by the Fed’s, cost $800K – including Legal cost of $500K. They didn’t cite where the figures came from though.
The ACT treasurer argued, as I recall at the time, that the legal costs were met by internal ACT Gov’t legal resources.
Lets hope that this sort of poor financial decision making and priority setting isn’t reflected in other more complex decisions by the ACT Government – like Light Rail for example. Yeah – dream on. It seems its easy to spend taxpayers money on financially doomed projects here!